Inscription. Just East of the railroad from here and 200 yards North of Wauhatchie Spring and Branch, stood the home of Wauhatchie, Chief of the Cherokees. In the War of 1812 he served in a company of Cherokees under Capt. John Brown, Col. Gideon Morgan and Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, fighting the Creeks from Jan. 17 to April 11, 1814. Old records say "Wauhatchie, severely wounded March 27th, ~ lost his horse." He was a signer of the Hiawassee Purchase of July 8, 1817, is listed in the U. S. Census of the Cherokee Nation in 1835 and followed the “Trail of Tears” westward when the Cherokees were moved from Georgia.
By David Seibert, June 26, 2008
|1. Chief Wauhatchie's Home Marker|
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 041-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Trail of Tears marker series.
Location. 34° 58.5′ N, 85° 24.2′ W. Marker is near Wildwood, Georgia, in Dade County. Marker is on U.S. 11 near Georgia Route 299, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is by the railroad tracks on the east side of US 11, immediately north of the intersection with GA Highway 299. Marker is in this post office area: Wildwood GA 30757, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, as the crow flies
. Tennessee AMVETS memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away in Tennessee); Civil War in Tennessee (approx. 1.3 miles away in Tennessee); Confederate Position, 1863 (approx. 2.5 miles away in Tennessee); Federal Entrenchments (approx. 2.9 miles away in Tennessee); Greene's - Third Brigade (approx. 2.9 miles away in Tennessee); Sunset Rock (approx. 3.3 miles away in Tennessee); Wauhatchie (approx. 3.5 miles away in Tennessee); The University of The South (approx. 3.6 miles away in Tennessee).
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
|2. Chief Wauhatchie’s Home Marker|
|Looking north on US Highway 11|
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